Tuesday, March 24, 2015

A Hat, A Good Work, for YOU!

"Ai, mu da kanmu aikinsa ne, an sake halittarmu a cikin Almasihu Yesu, musamman domin mu yi ayyuka masu kyau wadanda Allah ya riga ya shirya mana tun da fari mu yi." -Afisawa 2.10
"For we are God's workmanship created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do." -Ephesians 2:10

The children wrote this song to help them memorize it.  I was so happy that they gladly did this.  This is a Scripture Engagement activity that I have only tried one other time with children.  It was exciting to hear them singing the song as they made their hats, which we created after reading Max Lucado's "A Hat for Ivan."  It was such a joy to see them creating.  They squealed with delight when I told them we were going to be drawing with colors, painting, and cutting pictures to show "what we really love to do." The lesson that we used for two weeks was to instill in their young hearts that just like Ivan's father in the story was the one to make him a hat, so our "Father" has made a "hat" for us, a job for us to do.  We also played the animal game reminding them that just like every animal has a sound they make, we have a "good work" God has prepared for us before we were ever born!  What an amazing truth that gives purpose and hope!

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